ABI stability is both a blessing and a curse. When you are blocked from fixing something it feels like a curse. When you are on the receiving end of a supposedly stable ABI being blatantly broken you feel that ABI stability should be considered a blessing. The library frustrating me this time is libflac. The FLAC codec decoding library. And sadly enough this is not the first time they break their API in what is supposed to be bugfix releases. So current GStreamer CVS now demands FLAC 1.1.1 as our current test is broken with 1.1.0 (which is the one shipping with Fedora). Sucks Sucks Sucks.
On to something more postive. Wim tried out Meld today and loved it. Maintainers of out there who still hasn’t tried this wonderfull patch merging tool should get their acts together ASAP and do so.